During February, we were blessed here in Ohio with a bit of unseasonably warm weather. It didn’t last long, but we sure enjoyed it while it was here. The smell of spring was in the air, flowers were beginning to bloom, the sun was shining, and the birds were chirping. February also ended with a spectacular finish to the Super Bowl, fans from both teams cheering for their team to win in an edge of your seat overtime photo finish. Finally, the tradition of Mardi Gras, the music, the people, the celebrations, and the parades was celebrated as February came to a close.
You may begin to notice a theme with this month’s blog, especially if you are an avid follower of our Facebook page. During February, we launched the 28 days of hearing in which we posted each day the reasons why our hearing is important and those sounds of life that are important to each of us. Imagine what our world would be like after suffering from any degree of hearing loss. What it would be like to not hear the birds chirping, to not be able to hear the cheers for your favorite sports team, to not be able to hear your favorite music, or to not be able to hear or understand even a simple conversation?
Hearing loss is not something to make excuses for or write off as a one-time incident. Your hearing is important and just like going to the doctor when we are sick, the dentist when we have a toothache, or even to the optometrist when we need new glasses, your hearing needs to be taken care of, too.
So, I ask you, what are your sounds of life that are important to you?